Incidents and Anecdotes of Early Days and History of Business in the City and County of Fond Du Lac from Early Times to the Present; Personal Reminiscences, Remarkable Events, Election Results, Military History, Etc

Incidents and Anecdotes of Early Days and History of Business in the City and County of Fond Du Lac from Early Times to the Present; Personal Reminiscences, Remarkable Events, Election Results, Military History, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...movement was short lived. Like the free silver theories of Wm. J. Bryan in I896 and I900, there is much to talk about but not much bottom. W. J. Bryan would flood the country with silver regardless of its real value, but the greenbackers wanted paper. In their judgment, if the government was behind the issue and declared a piece of silver or a piece of paper to be a dollar, that was all that was necessary to send that dollar afloat. Bryan had something of an advantage over Cooper, as the silver was worth something, but the paper was practically valueless. Water for a Horn Blower. The sax horn was a band instrument with the bell standing upward and was used in early times where the cornet is now. When Mumford & Tanner occupied the store corner of Main and Second streets, Mr. Tanner was learning to play a sax horn. and evenings after the store was closed, he would seat himself in the side door, on Second street and exercise his wind until midnight, much to the annoyance of the boys of Bees0n's Job Printing office and the Democratic Press office, up stairs. The boys protested but Tanner continued to blow, so one dark night when the boys were all away, Fon. Rockwell emptied a pail of water on him from a window and ran out and hid. In some way Tanner found out who did it and layed for Rockwell in the dark, but unfortunately encountered Dr. Jesse Beeson, a brother of Edward Beeson, a tall and powerful man and something of an athlete, who could handle Tanner without trouble, and the result was bad for Tanner. The joke as well as the water was on him and nothing more was heard about it and the horn blowing was also ended. But what annoyed Tanner most was that the boys about town found out about it. In most of the states the office known...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867580
  • 9781236867582